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16 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION Feb. 2nd. is brought to you by WOOF.

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What is the most dangerous animal that lives in the Wild in your area and did you ever meet it?

 

 

I have been in my new home for a little over 2 weeks; unless me driving around lost and fighting the GPS counts, I have no idea.

If it does, then yes, I have met myself.::P:

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22 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 1: Do you feed/attract any wildlife.  If so, what do you feed and what is attracted to it? 

 

(Pictures are not required but would be awesome!)

 

We have a few bird feeders, but getting decent pictures is not easy due to a pair of resident Sparrowhawks(named Wanda and Jarvis) who make all the little birds very nervous!

 

However, I do have some other feathered friends that I feed everyday :wub:

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***gets onto soap box***

 

Please, please don't be tempted to feed bread to waterfowl. It's really bad for them and too much of it causes conditions like the pink feathers on this poor bird. The feathers are discoloured because of malnutrition caused by too much bread and they can't fly properly, meaning that they are much more likely to be predated. This bird is now at a wildlife rehabilitation center and will remain there until they've gone through a full moult.

 

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***get down from soapbox***

 

I've also been filling up a small feeder in the woods in the local park, but someone keeps knocking it down and emptying it. Prime suspect is this brazen young hooligan.

 

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The really cool thing with feeding the birds in a particular area is that they recognise you and there's a total lack of avian alarm calls when i go through in the morning. Even the jumpy birds like Treecreepers and buzzards are more tolerant of me, which is awesome!

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This is Tim. I've recently gotten him to feed from my hand, but he's still wary of the camera. Here he is, pretending to be shy.

 

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16 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

..... Fairy Wrens...

 

Totally not jealous at all ::o: You do mean these Fairy Wrens, right?

 

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18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION Feb. 2nd. is brought to you by WOOF.

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What is the most dangerous animal that lives in the Wild in your area and did you ever meet it?

 

 

 

We've recently found out that there's a population of Pine Martins nearby :wub:

 

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They're about cat-sized, but really only dangerous to squirrels.

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On 2/1/2021 at 9:17 AM, TaleSpinner said:

February 1: Do you feed/attract any wildlife.  If so, what do you feed and what is attracted to it? 

 

(Pictures are not required but would be awesome!)

What would you consider wildlife?

I have a small farm with a variety of animals that come and go as they please. 

Several of my birds act wild. They roam whether they want. They don't let me love them.

 

Any other true wildlife, I love to watch them but worry about predators

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18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION Feb. 2nd. is brought to you by WOOF.

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What is the most dangerous animal that lives in the Wild in your area and did you ever meet it?

 

 

We have coyotes(seen), gators(seen), black bears(not seen).

 

I've killed cottonmouths and rattlesnakes in my yard. 

 

I've relocated several snapping turtles.

 

And as a kid,  there were several sightings of a panther in the area

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On 2/2/2021 at 2:39 AM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION Feb. 2nd. is brought to you by WOOF.

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What is the most dangerous animal that lives in the Wild in your area and did you ever meet it?

 

 

The most dangerous wild animal I’ve met is a deer.  They’re not deliberately dangerous but they’re unpredictable.

 

The most dangerous animals I’ve met aren’t wild (people and dogs).

8 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

(Date corrected, unless I should wait and answer tomorrow.)

 

I prefer details I can paint.  I’m not comfortable with freehand, so I’m fine with small details. However, really tiny details (like the belt buckles Werner Klocke is infamous for) are a pain because I can’t paint them without causing issues in the surrounding area.

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25 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 4: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

 

I do like cluttered pieces provided I can identify what the clutter is; the what the @#!!! is that lump supposed to be factor is a turn off.

On straight up, simple pieces I tend to add my own complications. It does make identification easier...usually.

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28 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?


As someone painting for tabletop gaming, I almost always prefer the latter. I enjoy being able to freehand borders or embroidery on clothing if I feel like it, and to be able to ignore it if I’m not in the mood.  I particularly prefer shields without designs so that I am not limited to what was there, and don’t have to start by grinding/carving off some raised design which is never as smooth as I would like. 

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43 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

There's a nice middle ground.  That's where I operate

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58 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

 

 

 I like lots of details ( provided you can identify what's what, like @malefactus mentioned)

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

 

If it is something that is likely to be a mook (thugs, knights, goblins, orcs, space marines, stormtroopers, etc) then fairly simple is preferred.  If it is someone who will likely have a name and their own initiative (wizard, knight captain, goblin chieftain, orc commander, space marine heavy weapon specialist, sith lord) than more details are good. There can be a lot of overlap there (one person's named orc berserker with great axe could be another GMs horde of orc barbarians) so details that can be easily dealt with if you don't want to do much with them is nice....

So, umm, yes?!  :blink:

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On 2/2/2021 at 2:39 AM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION Feb. 2nd. is brought to you by WOOF.

We deny having taken Talespinner hostage so we could post a question...

 

What is the most dangerous animal that lives in the Wild in your area and did you ever meet it?

 

 

 

I've run into more alligators in the parking lot at work than I have hiking and doing trail maintenance in the wilderness around here.  Although I have paddled over one or two while kayaking.

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11 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

The really cool thing with feeding the birds in a particular area is that they recognise you and there's a total lack of avian alarm calls when i go through in the morning. Even the jumpy birds like Treecreepers and buzzards are more tolerant of me, which is awesome!

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Neat! We get a North American version around here called a Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) that looks just like tree bark when it's sitting still and only goes backwards down trees. I did not realize there were such similar looking species in Europe. (I also had to look up @ratsmitglied's Fairy Wren, and wow!)

 

1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

 

Preferably with fewer bits and bobs, but not a zero amount of them. Minis with too much stuff (looking at the Pathfinder Iconic miniatures) tend to look bad to me with my limited painting skills. But on the other hand I painted an old Ral Partha barbarian over the weekend with zero extra bits and it felt underwhelming when I was done. He didn't even have a scabbard for his sword or a coin purse. So somewhere between zero and Pathfinder mini would be a nice number of bits.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

Yes.

 

I like looking at the detailed minis (and well done paint jobs on them), but I prefer painting simpler minis.  Although I do like sculpted in detail to make large cloth areas easier to detail (cloak borders and so forth)

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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

February 3: Do you prefer highly detailed minis with lots of bits and bobs, or simpler minis with more open spaces/simpler designs (asking for  a friend :ph34r:)?

Yes #sohelpful

 

:lol:

 

@malefactus hit the nail on the head. Provided the blobs are identifiable, a cluttered mini can be fun. But I also like to do freehand, so a non cluttered mini is fun too.

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